On a cold winter’s night, warm up with stewed beans and ribs

On a cold winter’s night, warm up with stewed beans and ribs

January 17, 2020

Graphic: Allison CorrI came to beans later in life. As a young person, I never really liked them. I associated them entirely with overly sweet baked beans, or slimy three-bean salad at the deli counter. All of the beans at my house were canned. I was in my twenties when I was finally introduced to…

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How to prepare a high-tech holiday feast

How to prepare a high-tech holiday feast

January 15, 2020

My holiday cooking process starts the same every year: sharpen the knives, clean out the oven, assemble the ingredients, lock the cat in the bedroom because he can, has and will chew through heavy-duty plastic wrapping to gnaw on a frozen turkey. Then I pull out my recipe box. It’s a quaint name for something…

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Infuse Cocktails With Chai This Holiday Season

Infuse Cocktails With Chai This Holiday Season

January 14, 2020

Photo: ShutterstockA holiday riff on a classic cocktail is a fine thing, but the “seasonal twist” always seems to start and stop with cinnamon. There isn’t anything inherently wrong with cinnamon—it’s accessible and uncontroversial, it reads as sweet without adding actual sweetness, and it is even purportedly good for your blood pressure or something. As…

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Whisk’s A.I.-powered recipe app lets you send the ingredients to your door

Whisk’s A.I.-powered recipe app lets you send the ingredients to your door

January 11, 2020

Despite the proliferation of recipe websites and apps, finding and organizing the recipes you want to cook has somehow become more difficult over the years. Recipe sites are overrun with ads and long-winded personal stories, while many apps ignore the fact that many of today’s consumers want to shop for groceries online, not by making…

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The Best ‘How I Eat’ Advice From 2019

The Best ‘How I Eat’ Advice From 2019

January 11, 2020

Photo: Natalie WynnBest of LifehackerBest of LifehackerWhether we’ve made a complicated recipe absurdly simple, illustrated how to survive a natural disaster, or explained a political crisis in terms even your great-grandma would understand, these are some of our favorite stories from the past year.My favorite part of of interviewing people for How I Eat is…

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Turns Out a Wild Geoengineering Plan to Refreeze Arctic Sea Ice Isn’t the Best Idea

Turns Out a Wild Geoengineering Plan to Refreeze Arctic Sea Ice Isn’t the Best Idea

January 7, 2020

Photo: APAs the world spins closer to climate catastrophe, fringe ideas are inching toward the mainstream. Geoengineering is among the topics that were once verboten but are now finding traction. And that includes some pretty out-there ideas, including ones focused on saving polar ice by pumping massive amounts of seawater onto the surface of ice,…

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The Oldest Cake Recipe From the Oldest House in New York

The Oldest Cake Recipe From the Oldest House in New York

January 6, 2020

In Marine Park, Brooklyn, on the corner of Avenue S and East 35th Street, there’s a bar called Mariner’s Inn. It’s got a brown wood stone facade and a green awning, an American flag hanging above its door. It looks like a place you might stop in to catch a sports game on a Sunday…

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Our January Recipe of the Month (& More Dishes to Make This Week)

Our January Recipe of the Month (& More Dishes to Make This Week)

January 6, 2020

Welcome to What We’re Cooking This Week, a weekly love letter from our recipe developer Emma Laperruque, all about what the Food52 team is cooking and craving off-hours (with a few snacks for thought, too). I recently added three recurring events to my calendar—12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m.—all entitled “Stairs!” This is just…

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Sasha’s Favorite Recipes of 2019

Sasha’s Favorite Recipes of 2019

January 5, 2020

[Photographs and Videos: Vicky Wasik, Serious Eats Video Team] 2019 was my first full year at Serious Eats, and I made sure to fill up on all the great food that came out of our test kitchen. There’s always something to look forward to, between Stella’s monthly dessert visits and Sho’s daily noodling projects. It’s…

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23 Christmas Breakfast Ideas We’re More Excited for Than Presents

23 Christmas Breakfast Ideas We’re More Excited for Than Presents

January 5, 2020

When I was little, there were few mornings more exciting than Christmas. It would take me hours to fall asleep; I was either peeking out my bedroom door every 30 minutes to see if presents had arrived, or writing a last-minute note to Santa. And when I finally woke up the next morning (usually around…

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